Sleep Inn & Suites
109 Florence Drive
Athens, GA 30606
Phone: (706) 850-1261
Fax: (706) 850-1113
Designed by the innovative golf architect Robert Trent Jones and renovated in 2006, the University of Georgia golf course is a dream course for experienced golfers who will love the challenges of the hilly terrain. What sets it apart from the others is that it ensures that golf does not remain a prerogative of the elite. Offering reasonable rates to students and the public at large, this public course has definitely warmed the hearts of the people of Athens. Check the website for further information.
Fort Yargo State Park offers 1816 acres (734.9 hectares) of pristine woodlands to explore. With the beautiful Fort Yargo Lake sitting like a glistening gem in its heart, the park is a haven for nature enthusiast's. Rugged hiking and mountain biking trails let you explore the sylvan beauty of the park. The lake itself offers numerous water-sports opportunities like canoeing, fishing and kayaking. Besides this, the park has miniature golf, tennis and basketball courses as well as picnic areas. There's a wide range of camping and accommodation facilities as well. Check website for more.
This expansive park located centrally in the city offers numerous facilities for sporting enthusiasts. The park boasts of four baseball and softball fields as well as a t-ball field. Children can play to their heart's content at the dedicated play area, while the picturesque trail is great for long walks. Besides this, the park has a general playground as well as two picnic pavilions. Check website for more.
Just a short hour's drive to the east takes locals to one of their favorite country retreats in Hard Labor Creek Park. Despite the name, leisure is more the order of the day, with day-trippers and overnight guests taking advantage of the park's four picnic shelters, 20 cottages, 46 trailer and RV sites, and miles of nature, hiking, and equestrian trails. A small boating lake is on hand for water sports and fishing, plus a fishing stream and golf course for more casual outdoor enthusiasts.
Watson Mill Bridge State Park is another of Georgia's interestingly named natural facilities, located a few miles south of Comer on GA-22, 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Atlanta. Depending on your idea of good outdoor fun, choose from 21 tent, trailer or RV campsites, pioneer camping facilities, or 70 picnic sites, three with group shelters. Other attractions include a swimming pool, rental canoes and paddle boats, streams for fishing, and nature and hiking trails. You'll even find an equestrian trail for the horse lovers in the group.
They say lake sailing is more challenging than ocean voyaging, because the winds tend to bounce off the shores, forever surprising the skipper. With facilities on both Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona, Windsong Academy offers numerous sailing opportunities and inexpensive instruction year round, no matter where you plan your business retreat or family vacation. Courses are offered in chartering, boat purchase and navigation, safety, weather, celestial navigation, on-board gourmet cooking and many other topics. The popular basic sailing training course costs a fair amount. Call for full course descriptions, fees and directions.